Congressman Craig Kelly brings “convoy” protesters to Congress


United Australian Party leader Craig Kelly MP signs in to a group of people participating in a protest against vaccination obligations and enters his office in a congressional building.

Thousands of protesters have expressed their views on vaccination obligations and restrictions as part of a “Convoy to Canberra” demonstration in solidarity with major U.S. and Canadian truck drivers. We met before the Australian Parliament on the first parliamentary seat of the year. Convoy.

Kelly refused to be irresponsible to take rally attendees to the building, given the COVID-19 restrictions set for several weeks in the parliamentary seats.

“These people are protesting. They just want to get the job done, so they can get back to work,” he told reporters in his office.

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COVID-19 U.S. Australian Party leader Craig Kelly (C) protesting government-backed restrictions and requiring him to sign Congress at his office in the Capitol in Canberra, Australia on February 8, 2022. ). (AAP Image / Mick Tsikas).

“In this country, we can’t afford to take these people off for another day. I participated in a protest campaign yesterday. 99% are good hard-working Australian families who just want to contribute back.”

Kelly is a group Deliver the letter He addressed the prime minister, opposition leader, and speaker of the House of Representatives on a variety of issues, including the abolition of vaccine obligations, the reopening of free and open interstates, and the moratorium on deregistration of practitioners who expressed their views in the conflict. Existing COVID-19 medical orthodox.

Parliamentarians want “one easy thing” for a crowd of people “outside the lawn of today’s parliament building” to “get the job done and get their jobs back.” He added that he was.

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Members of the Afghan community and protesters of restrictions and orders backed by the COVID-19 Government will meet at the Parliament Building in Canberra, Australia, on February 8, 2022. (Brooke Mitchell / Getty Images)

Liberal Senator Gerald Renick also Joined an outside protester Congress said it would help the crowd “fight to finish the mission.”

“Keep our children out of vaccination. Remember to restore our civil liberties and end this government overkill,” he said.

This is the second week of the “Fleet to Canberra” protest, with demonstrators crossing Canberra’s major landmarks and roads outside the National Library, Parliament, Australian War Memorial, Canberra Airport, and the Government House. Will gather.

Police estimate that there are about 3,000 protesters in the capital. Law enforcement agencies now maintain a large presence outside the Capitol.

Meanwhile, the GoFundMe campaign, which raised over AU $ 179,000 (US $ 127,000) in protest, was frozen and then refunded to all donors.

Canadian truck drivers protesting Ottawa will hold similar events around the world at events in the Netherlands, Austria, the United States, the United Kingdom and New Zealand to protest government-sponsored COVID-19 restrictions and vaccination obligations. Inspired people in New Zealand.

Daniel Y. Ten

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Daniel Y. Teng is based in Sydney. He focuses on national politics, including federal politics, COVID-19 response, and relations between Australia and China. Contact him at [email protected]

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